Veterans Week 2019

Veterans Week officially begins with the Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11th and ends with the Veterans Appreciation Day Game on Saturday, November 16th.

 

SUNDAY

Flags on Pentacrest with Old Capitol

Veterans Day Flag Display

Sunday, November 10th, All Day

The University of Iowa Veterans Association will organize the seventh annual Veterans Day flag display on the West lawn of the Pentacrest with the assistance from volunteers from across campus and the community.

Each flag is individually dedicated by people like you via our flag registration site below. Each tag will show the veteran's name, rank, years of service, and tours if they were activated for any.

After viewing the display, stop into the Old Capitol Museum to see the latest exhibit, Art of Selling The Great War. The exhibit features a collection of WW1 posters that were used in propaganda campaigns in the early 1900's.

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MONDAY

Veterans Day Ceremony

Monday, November 11, 11 a.m. West Overlook on the Pentacrest

Join us in honoring the Veteran and Military Community at IOWA with a reveille ceremony, playing of the national anthem, and speeches by members of the community.

Colonel David Pinter (Ret), a UI graduate of the class of 1990, will provide remarks, which will serve as the official beginning of Veteran’s week at the University of Iowa.

Air Force ROTC Formation

TUESDAY

The Monuments Men Poster

Pizza with Pals

Tuesday, November 12, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us in the MVSS Lounge for pizza and refreshments before the film screening later in the evening.

Film Screening of The Monuments Men

Tuesday, November 12, 5 p.m. in the IMU Big Ten Theater.

Monuments Men is an action drama focused on a World War II unit tasked by FDR to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves in Germany and return them to their rightful owners.

One of the soldiers depicted in the film, George Stout, was a UI alumnus and will be honored as a Hawkeye Distinguished Veteran award winner on Thursday, November 14.

WEDNESDAY

MVSS Open House

Wednesday, November 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MVSS Lounge: 3702 UCC (enter through 2750 UCC)

Come join us for donuts and coffee at the MVSS Open House.

Veterans in Veterans Lounge

THURSDAY

Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award Ceremony

Thursday, November 14, 5 p.m. in the IMU

The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans was established in 2015 to honor distinguished members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the United States and their communities.

2019 award recipients:

  • Dr. Kathleen “Kitty” Buckwalter, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
  • Larry Hershberger, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Harold “Hal” Jackson, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr. Julie A. Stanik-Hutt, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps
  • George L. Stout, U.S. Army
  • Dr. Maurice Wright Van Allen, U.S. Army Medical Corps 

SATURDAY

Tailgate in Memory of Clinton Tebbs 

Saturday, November 16, Finkbine Commuter Lot (4 hours prior to kickoff)

You would be hard pressed to find a bigger Hawkeyes fan than Clinton Tebbs, so we're holding a tailgate before the military appreciation game vs. Minnesota in his honor.  The game time has not been announced, but we are anticipating a morning game and an early tailgate.  Feel free to bring whatever you would like, cornhole(bags) and light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Color Guard Homecoming 2018

Military Appreciation Game

Saturday November 16, Kinnick Stadium (Kickoff TBD)

Watch the Hawkeyes take on the Minnesota Gophers and see the Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans be recognized during the game.